Thailand week in review: Police raid Chinese-owned illegal nightclub in Bangkok, Winter in Thailand begins, and more

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, October 24th to the 31st, with some commentary. They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.

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1. Yannawa District Superintendent removed from his position following major raid of Chinese-owned illegal nightclub in Bangkok on Wednesday

The major nightclub raid in Bangkok exposed that the venue was illegally operated by a Chinese businessman under the acknowledgement of district police chief Thanachot Rerkdee who was believed to receive bribery from the bar owner. A hundred customers, mostly Chinese, were also tested positive for drug abuse. The case sparked critiques and comments in the Thai social media regarding the police’s duty and the law system in Thailand.

Yannawa District Superintendent removed from his position following major raid of Chinese-owned illegal nightclub in Bangkok on Wednesday

2. Winter to start in Thailand this Saturday, October 29th, Thai Meteorological Department says

It is official that winter has begun last Saturday with colder temperatures in most parts of Thailand. However, rain is expected in the southern provinces. According to the Thai Meteorological Department, the average temperature is expected to be about 20 degrees Celsius and the coldest period will be from December 2022 to January 2023.

Winter to start in Thailand this Saturday, October 29th, Thai Meteorological Department says

3. Thailand officially approves importation of cannabis and hemp seeds

The Department of Agriculture released its statement in the Royal Gazette regarding the importation of cannabis and hemp seeds on Friday under conditions. In short, the seeds must not genetically modified with no contamination and can be imported to the Kingdom from any country. A Phytosanitary certificate must be presented along with the seeds when importing and the seeds must go through a screening process by the Department authorities.

Thailand officially approves importation of cannabis and hemp seeds

And, that is all for this week. Thank you as always for reading the Pattaya News/TPN News!

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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.